Manual Chapter : What is flexible resource allocation?

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BIG-IP AAM

  • 15.0.0, 14.1.0, 14.0.0

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Manual Chapter

What is flexible resource allocation?

Flexible resource allocation
is a built-in vCMP® feature that allows vCMP host administrators to optimize the use of available system resources. Flexible resource allocation gives you the ability to configure the vCMP host to allocate a different amount of CPU and memory to each guest through core allocation, based on the needs of the specific BIG-IP® modules provisioned within a guest.
When you create each guest, you specify the number of logical cores that you want the host to allocate to the guest, and you identify the specific slots that you want the host to assign to the guest. Configuring these settings determines the total amount of CPU and memory that the host allocates to the guest. With flexible allocation, you can customize CPU and memory allocation in granular ways that meet the specific resource needs of each individual guest.